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The Pentagon has no marble because it was built during World War II, and Italy, the source of marble, was an enemy country.
Commonly mistaken as an ancient Greek tradition, the Olympics torch relay was actually a Nazi idea.
At weddings, the bride normally stands to the left of the groom so that his sword hand is free to defend against other suitors.
During World War II, prisoners in Canadian war camps were treated so well, many of them didn't want to leave when the war ended.
The first ever selfie dates back to 1839 when a photography enthusiast named Robert Cornelius tried to take a photograph. He had to stay still for 3 minutes!
Ancient Romans celebrated 'Saturnalia', a festival in which slaves were treated as equals and are allowed to wear their masters' clothing.
The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WWII.
In 1863, Venezuela became the first modern country to abolish the death penalty for all crimes.
In the Middle Ages, beer was consumed more than water as consuming alcohol was safer than drinking polluted water.
More people have been to the moon than the bottom of the ocean.
Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan, as it is seen as exhaustion from working too hard.
After OutKast sang 'Shake it like a Polaroid picture', Polaroid responded by saying 'Shaking or waving can actually damage the image.'
In New Zealand, it is illegal to name your kids the following names, 'Sex Fruit', 'Fat Boy', '4Real', 'Cinderella Beauty Blossom', and 'Fish and Chips'.
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